World student movement could become major player in the struggle to bring pluralism and freedom of inquiry to economics

The rethink of economics as a discipline (see below) is relevant for legal scholarship concerned with the economic aspects of social life and public policy . . .

Real-World Economics Review Blog

from Edward Fullbrook

An emergent worldwide grassroots movement of economics students, the International Student Initiative, has the potential of becoming a major force that could work alongside the academics’ World Economics Association(now 13,000 strong) to break the neoclassical stranglehold on economics and to bring the real world back into the classroom.  Launched in May, the ISI already boasts 65 associations of economics students from 30 countries, 5 continents and representing 13 languages groups.  For the most part they are based in individual universities.  Together they constitute a coordinated grassroots base that has the potential of serving as the launch pad for a massive worldwide student rebellion in the coming academic year, one that would see 100s more of these associations formed, each focused on reforming the economics curriculum of their university.

The formation of these student associations can be greatly facilitated by encouragement and moral support from faculty…

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2 Responses to World student movement could become major player in the struggle to bring pluralism and freedom of inquiry to economics

  1. […] Hugo Pena e Marcio Valadares há poucos meses publicaram o artigo com o título: “Desdobramentos Jurídicos Contemporâneos na Literatura Institucionalista sobre Desenvolvimento” (link aqui). Trata-se de uma contribuição de pesquisadores do GDES sobre uma temática desafiadora para a questão de como se pensar as relações entre direito e economia, num contexto em que a chamada “ortodoxia” econômica tem sido intensamente contestada. […]

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  2. […] também (aqui) matéria sobre crise no ensino da economia em várias parte dos […]

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